Students from ARK Kings Academy in Birmingham interviewed Malala Yousafzai as part of the BBC School Report project. Their interview was broadcast on BBC Breakfast this morning.
Sufyan and Makalia asked about her role models and the future of education, as well as how Malala manages to balance studying for her GCSEs with her commitments outside school.
Students at ARK Schools are celebrating an impressive set of A level results this week. The number of students getting at least 3 A level passes across the network is up from 68% to 72%. One in five A level students got 3 passes at the top A* - B grades.
Many ARK students are now heading for prestigious universities such as Cambridge, LSE, Manchester, Warwick and Plymouth.
Several ARK schools saw off the school year with sporting events featuring 100m sprints, long jumps, sack races and even a tug of war.
Students, staff and parents have been getting involved in all kinds of activities over the last few weeks. From competitive races, to trying new activities and working together with other ARK schools, we have seen it all.
Here's our round up of all the sports day action:
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, has expressed his support for ARK's work developing a quality assurance programme for schools.
In a document outlining his vision for 2018, he stated that he considers it a priority for the education department. He has also called the programme 'a special and excellent step for the enhancement of education' on Facebook.
Students from several ARK schools were given the chance to bring their words to life recently as part of the network’s first-ever ARK Poetry Slam held at the world-famous Roundhouse performing arts venue in Camden, London.
The event was compered by musician, writer and poet Joshua Idehen who referred to the students as “rising stars” of the poetry world. 21 pupils took to the stage, and each performance was well-received by the packed audience.
Last week three ARK academies hosted a team from the Virgin Strive Challenge with pupils taking part in their own personal challenges.
This August, a core team of 10 people will take part in the Strive Challenge - aiming to reach the summit of the Matterhorn from London, entirely under their own steam. The Challenge aims to raise £750,000 to support young people in the UK develop the life skills they need to reach their potential.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron joined a host of other dignitaries for the first ever Girl Summit, an event dedicated to ending female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) within a generation. The conference was held at ARK's Walworth Academy and was co-sponsored by the UK Government and UNICEF.
Young musicians from across the ARK Schools network joined together to sing and perform in a concert held at the prestigious Barbican Centre in London on 7 July. The ARK Schools Music Gala, now in its sixth year, is an annual event that brings together students from throughout the ARK Schools network in a celebration of music both contemporary and classical.